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Hurricane II LE449
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 01 Jul 44 ||Aircraft Name || Hurricane IIC ||Serial Number || LE449 |
|Unit || SLAIS ||Operating Airfield || Ranchi ||Country || India|
|Aircrew details ||WO Frith|
|Details|| Force Landed in dry river bed while lost, Sherghat. Pilot Uninjured|
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|No.24 Sqn. Hudson IIIA FH460 - 4-8-1944||Hello,
Whilst I have quite a bit on this incident, I would appreciate any further details that are available.
Hudson IIIA FH460
Flew into high ground at Coombe Hill, nr. Wendover, Bucks, in bad visibility.
Crew (Alpha order):
42308 F/L (Pilot) Robert William HARDCASTLE RAF +
362686 F/Sgt ( - ? - ) Leonard James REASON* RAF +
45256 F/L (Pilot) George Frederick ROBERTS* RAFVR +
136043 F/O (Pilot) Edward John SMITH RAFVR +
AUS406605 F/O (Nav.) Arthur Milford TINDALE RAAF +
541901 LAC ( - ? - ) Ronald Joseph WALTER RAF +
* Reason and Roberts, were "Old Haltonians".
This incident is not covered by Alan Storr. Tindale's (undigitised) A705 at the NAA, is incorrectly filed under service number 40665.
There is an excellent contemporary account of the incident, but it lacks the crew detail I need:
Corrections/additions, most welcome.
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 26th October 2011 12:38:05|
|Walrus crew details 278 Sqn 6 Mar 1945||Hello,
The following might help:
see: p.499 of 535.
see: p.26 of 51.
This might also be of interest:
Note incorrect spelling of Robertson's surname in article.
Need a photo?
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 30th November 2014 06:50:32|